Children's Activities (Ages 0-5)

As our children grow, they begin to see and learn about the world through every interaction. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Children's activities help our little ones engage, interact, and learn about the world around them in a supportive and fun environment.

 
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WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL I FIND IN THIS LIST?

ANIMALS & NATURE
ART
DANCE
INFANT DEVELOPMENT
SPORTS & PLAY
MUSIC
READING & LITERACY
SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS
SWIMMING

 

ANIMALS & NATURE

Aquarium of Boise - Boise    
Aquarium    
http://www.aquariumboise.net/

Babby Farms - Caldwell
Exotic Petting Zoo
https://www.babbyfarms.net/

Boise Parks & Recreation - Boise
Garden Green-Up Preschool Camp (at Boise Urban Garden School)
https://bee.cityofboise.org/event-list/#?category=BUGS

Boise Urban Garden School - Boise
Summer Camps, BUGS Barn Days
https://www.boiseurbangardenschool.org/

Edwards Greenhouse  - Boise  
Gardening Through Stories & Hands-On Activities (Ages 3+)  
https://www.edwardsgreenhouse.com/

Foothills Nature Center - Boise
Story Trail Adventure, Preschool Nature Camps, Foothills Family Days
https://bee.cityofboise.org/foothills/learn/preschool-programs/

Idaho Botanical Garden - Boise     
Seasonal Events & Education    
http://idahobotanicalgarden.org/

MK Nature Center - Boise    
Wildlife Experience    
https://idfg.idaho.gov/site/mk-nature-center

Zoo Boise - Boise    
Stroller Safari, Preschool Zoo Days
https://zooboise.org/

 

ART

Boise Art Museum - Boise  

Family Art Saturdays    
http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/bam_class/family-art-saturday-july-26-2014/

Toddler Wednesday
http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/classes-workshops/children/

Boise Parks & Recreation - Boise
Parent & Child Art Programs - ABC Art, Art Adventures, Art Start, Clay Class, Stories that Come Alive, Art Together
https://parks.cityofboise.org/parks-and-facilities/parks/art-center/

Music & Art Center - Meridian
Youth Art Classes
https://themacmeridian.com/art/

Treasure Valley Children's Theater - Meridian
Theater for Young Audiences, Classes, & Workshops
http://www.treasurevalleychildrenstheater.com/

 

DANCE

Ballet Idaho Academy - Boise
Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet 1&2, Children's Sampler
https://www.balletidaho.org/the-academy/

Boise Dance Alliance - Boise
Mommy & Me, Toddler, and Children's Dance Classes
https://www.boisedancealliance.com/

Boise Parks & Recreation - Boise
Ballet, Jazz & Cheer Combo Class, Super Hop Rock, Musical Ballet, Ballet Level 1, Tap/Ballet Combo
https://parks.cityofboise.org/activities,-classes-and-sports/

Dance Arts Academy - Meridian
Mommy & Me, Toddler, and Children's Dance Classes
http://www.danceartsboise.com/

Dance Unlimited - Boise
Mommy & Me, Toddler, and Children's Dance Classes
http://www.danceunlimitedstudios.com/

ECHO School of Dance - Boise
Parent Tot & Preparatory Dance Classes
http://www.echodance.com/

Elevated Dance Project - Eagle
Mommy & Me, Kinderstars, Beginner Combo Kids
http://www.elevateddance.com/

Idaho Rhythm School of Music & Dance - Nampa
Toddlers & Tutus, Tiny Toes
http://www.idahorhythm.com/

Motions Dance Studio - Meridian
Combo Dance, Hip-Hop, Cheerleading, Tumbling
http://motionsdancestudio.org/

Pat Harris School of Dance - Boise
Children's Dance Classes
http://www.patharrisdance.org/index.html

The Little Gym - Eagle  
Dance     
https://www.thelittlegym.com/EagleMeridianID/classes

Treasure Valley Ballet Academy - Meridian
Pre-Ballet 1 & 2
http://www.tvballet.com/

Xpressions Dance Academy - Nampa
Wiggle Time, Tiny Toes, Kinder-Combo
http://www.xpressionsdanceacademy.com/

 

INFANT DEVELOPMENT

St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - Boise & Nampa    
Signing Time (Ongoing)    
https://www.saintalphonsus.org/body.cfm?id=1061&registration=true&action=detail&ref=174

St. Lukes Health System - Boise & Meridian  
Tummy Time, Infant Massage, and More    
https://www.stlukesonline.org/communities-and-locations/classes-and-events/tummy-time-infant-massage-and-more-boise

The Lotus Tree - Boise    
Baby Belly Basics    
http://thestudio.lotustreeboise.com/kids-classes/

 

SPORTS & PLAY

Boise Parks & Recreation - Boise
Drop-In Preschool Open Gym
https://parks.cityofboise.org/activities,-classes-and-sports/membershipsdrop-in-fees/

Bodies in Motion - Boise    
Indoor Playground    
http://bodiesinmotionidaho.com/classes/Open-Play

Idaho Iceworld - Boise
Wee Ones, Spuds & Tater Tots, Snowplow Sam, Hockey Learn to Play, Mighty Mite Hockey
https://www.idahoiceworld.com/skating/learn-to-skate/

Jabbers Play Date - Nampa  
Indoor Playground    
http://jabbersplaydate.com/

Planet Kid - Boise
Indoor Soft Playground
http://www.wingscenter.com/planet-kid-indoor-soft-playground/

Quail Hollow Golf Course - Boise
Youth Golf Lessons & Camps (Ages 4+)
https://www.quailhollowboise.com/lessons/youth-group-lessons/

School of Soccer - Boise & Meridian   
Toddler Soccer Programs    
http://www.boiseyouthsoccer.com/

The Little Gym - Eagle  

A Perfect Start: Parent/Child Active Play Classes  
https://www.thelittlegym.com/EagleMeridianID/

Pre-K Gymnastics Ages 3-6    
https://www.thelittlegym.com/EagleMeridianID/classes

Sports Skills    
https://www.thelittlegym.com/EagleMeridianID/classes

Urban Green Kids - Boise  
Eco-Friendly Play Space    
https://urbangreenkids.com/

Warm Springs Golf Course - Boise
Youth Golf Lessons & Camps (Ages 4+)
https://www.warmspringsgolfcourse.com/youth/junior-golf-group-lessons/

Wings Center - Boise
Gymnastics
http://www.wingscenter.com/2013-2014-small-stars-gymnastics-classes-and-rates/

 

MUSIC

Beginning Beats - Boise
Small Group Music Classes
https://beginningbeats.com/

Boise City Parks & Recreation  - Boise
Boogie Babies    
https://parks.cityofboise.org/activities,-classes-and-sports/

Boise Public Library - Boise
Music & Movement (Main Library)    
https://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/classes-events/online-calendar/

Boise Rock School - Boise
Little Rockers
http://www.boiserockschool.com/?page_id=1359

Eagle Public Library - Eagle  
Music & Rhyme    
http://eaglepubliclibrary.org/

Music & Art Center - Meridian
Youth Music Classes
https://themacmeridian.com/art/ages-3-5/

Meridian Library District - Meridian  
Silly Song & Dance    
https://www.mld.org/

Music Center Studios - Meridian   

Kindermusic: Family Time (Birth-5)    
http://www.musiccenterstudios.com/Kindermusik-classes.html
 
Kindermusic: Imagine That (3-5)    
http://www.musiccenterstudios.com/Kindermusik-classes.html

Kindermusic: Sing & Play (Birth-2)    
http://www.musiccenterstudios.com/Kindermusik-classes.html

Mixed Age Music Class    
http://www.musictogetherboise.com/about-us.html

The Lotus Tree - Boise  
Little Musicians    
http://thestudio.lotustreeboise.com/kids-classes/

 

READING & LITERACY ONLINE

Day by Day Idaho
A free storytime resource. Daily content includes a book a day through TumbleBooks, rhymes, song, videos, and more.
http://daybydayid.org/

READING & LITERACY

Boise Public Library - Boise (Multiple Locations)
Infant & Pre-School Storytime, Family Storytime, Tiny Explorers, TinkerTots, and More  
https://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/classes-events/online-calendar/

Eagle Public Library - Eagle   
Toddler Time, Baby Readers, Preschool University    
http://eaglepubliclibrary.org/

Meridian Library District - Meridian   
Curious Cubs, Preschool Storytime & Art, Onesies    
https://www.mld.org/

Nampa Public Library - Nampa
Baby & Toddler Storytime, Pre-School Storytime
http://nampalibrary.org/kids-programs/

 

SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

Boise Public Library - Boise (Main Library)   
Little Logic Learners    
https://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/classes-events/online-calendar/

Discover Center of Idaho - Boise    
Young Discoverers    
http://www.dcidaho.org/programs-events/young-discoverers/

 

SWIMMING (YEAR-ROUND & ISR)

Aqua Tots - Eagle
Mommy & Me, Learn to Swim Programs    
https://www.aqua-tots.com/locations/usa/idaho/boise/

Flow Aquatics Swim School - Boise     
Baby & Swim School Programs    
http://www.flowaquatics.com/

Infant Swimming Resource - Boise
Infant Swim Resource Private Instruction - Ann Moore    
http://www.isrboise.com

Infant Swimming Resource - Boise  
Infant Swim Resource Private Instruction - Julie Heinrichs    
http://jheinrichs.infantswim.com

Lifestyle Swimming Instruction - Boise
Water Babies, Level 1    
http://www.lsiswim.com/

Little Fish Survival Swim - Boise  
Survival Swim    
http://www.justgobfit.com/littlefishswim

Treasure Valley YMCA  - Boise & Meridian
Pre-school Swim Classes  
http://www.ymcatvidaho.org/programs/youth-programs/youth-aquatics/youth-swim-lessons/


Note: Building Villages does not specifically endorse any of the listed providers, programs, or businesses, and can not attest to the quality of the services provided. This list is for informational purposes only. Please take time to research and choose providers and services based on your own personal experience and judgement.